Grilled Salmon with Tomatoes & Basil

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This recipe is so beautiful and yet so simple to prepare—it’s perfect for entertaining. You just spread a side of salmon with minced garlic, sprinkle with fresh basil, then layer sliced tomatoes on top. Put it on the grill for 10 minutes and you’re done!

Grilled Salmon with Tomatoes & Basil
photographer: Ken Burris
Nutritionist Tested & Approved
Ingredients
  • Total Time: 30 minutes

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt, divided

  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil

  • 1 whole wild salmon fillet, (also called a “side of salmon,” about 1 1/2 pounds; see Tips)

  • 1/3 cup plus 1/4 cup thinly sliced fresh basil, divided

  • 2 medium tomatoes, thinly sliced

  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper

Directions
  1. 4 servings

  2. Preheat grill to medium.

  3. Mash minced garlic and 3/4 teaspoon salt on a cutting board with the side of a chef’s knife or a spoon until a paste forms. Transfer to a small bowl and stir in oil.

  4. Check the salmon for pin bones and remove if necessary (see Tips). Measure out a piece of heavy-duty foil (or use a double layer of regular foil) large enough for the salmon fillet. Coat the foil with cooking spray. Place the salmon skin-side down on the foil and spread the garlic mixture all over it. Sprinkle with 1/3 cup basil. Overlap tomato slices on top and sprinkle with the remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt and pepper.

  5. Transfer the salmon on the foil to the grill. Grill until the fish flakes easily, 10 to 12 minutes. Use two large spatulas to slide the salmon from the foil to a serving platter. Serve the salmon sprinkled with the remaining 1/4 cup basil.


Nutritional Facts

Servings
4
Per serving
Calories
248
Carbohydrates
3g
Fat
10g
Saturated Fat
2g
Monounsaturated Fat
5g
Protein
35g
Cholesterol
80mg
Dietary Fiber
1g
Potassium
799mg
Sodium
367mg
Added Sugars
0g
Exchanges
1 vegetable
5 lean meat
Carbohydrate Servings
0
Nutrition bonus
Potassium (23% daily value)
Vitamin A (22% dv)
Vitamin C (18% dv)
Magnesium (15% dv).

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3 replies

i_love_healthiness15
i_love_healthiness15 2013-04-04 23:02:22 -0500 Report

Mmm wow this turned out sooo good! It had such a bursting flavor. I grilled zucchini and summer squash in foil for the side and everything turned out amazing. :) Thanks so much!